The director of nursing at a trust in North East England has praised staff for helping to reduce the number of patients falling ill with a Clostridium difficile infection while under their care by almost a third.
No children aged under 12 are being allowed to visit a hospital trust at any time at present, in order to try and limit the spread of norovirus in the region.
Community nurse beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new US research.
Nursing staff at a hospital trust in Yorkshire are celebrating being a year free of the superbug MRSA for the first time.
A community infection prevention nurse has been named Wales Nurse of the Year at an annual Royal College of Nursing event.
Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to a small study from Canada.
Healthcare staff are being urged to ensure only patients with a true penicillin allergy are documented as such to protect them from hospital infections.
Staff shortages and hospital overcrowding have contributed to an apparent increase in sepsis death by more than a third in two years, according to a UK safety expert.
A multidrug-resistant bacterial species that can cause infections in hospitals is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in handwash disinfectants, according to Australian researchers.
Patients who have a record of a penicillin allergy are at an increased risk of developing the drug resistant infection MRSA and healthcare-associated infection C difficile, according to researchers.